Succulents Box February 2019 Care Guide

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Another month has come and with it another exciting succulent box from us. This month, our box features: Crassula Cotyledonis, Crassula Tom Thumb, Cremnosedum "Little Gem" and Kalanchoe Panamensis.

Crassula Cotyledonis 

Crassula Cotyledonis

Crassula cotyledonis is a low growing succulent native to South Africa that can reach up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Its grey green leaves are flat, rounded, paddle-shaped, grown in rosettes and covered with fine short hairs.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade.
Water: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering in the winter.
Soil: Porous and well-drained. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic). Temperature: Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC. Fertilizer: Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
Propagation: You can propagate Crassula cotyledonis by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.

Hardiness: USDA Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (10 °C).

Crassula Tom Thumb

Crassula Tom Thumb

Crassula Tom Thumb is a cute miniature succulent that grow trailing branches, making them a great addition for hanging planters. It has tiny densely packed triangular leaves that can develop red edges with enough sun exposure. It's not frost tolerant and needs protection in the winter to avoid scarring.

Light: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade.
Water: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering in the winter.
Soil: Well-Drained, Porous, Gritty. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic).
Temperature: Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.
Fertilizer: Feed once with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
Propagation: You can propagate Crassula Tom Thumb by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.

USDA Hardiness zone: 9b - 11

Cremnosedum 'Little Gem' 

Cremnosedum 'Little Gem'

Cremnosedum ‘Little Gem’, hybrid of Sedum and Cremnophlia, forms mats of tiny rosettes of concentric fleshy pointed leaves. Little Gem Sedum is a perfect groundcover that spreads to about 12 inches wide and about 3 inches tall. Rosettes are shiny olive green but turn coppery red in strong light. 

Soil: Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil. 
Water: Water deeply when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. 
Light: Full Sun. 
Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring. 
Frost: 35° F.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8b -10a 

Kalanchoe Panamensis 

 

Kalanchoe Panamensis

Kalanchoe Panamensis or Kalanchoe Marnieriana is a cute leafy succulent that can grow up to 18 inches tall and 3 feet wide. It can be grown together with other succulents in a container as a tall filler, or as a spiller then it's longer. The flat and rounded leaves are blue-ish green and get pink tips in the winter.

Light: Full sun or partial sun. 
Soil: Porous and well-drained. 
Water: Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. 
Fertilizer: Feed once per month during the growing season.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10a - 11

 

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